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progetto 4S

Programme: H2020 – Research and Innovation Actions

Project title: Satellite Seafloor Survey Suite

Acronym: 4S

Duration: 01/10/2020 – 30/09/2023

Total Budget: € 2.214.145

ISMAR budget: € 272.175

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4S will address a current data and solution gaps from coastal and offshore stakeholders, which are the ability to generate and access spatial and recent information on seabed, such as benthic habitat, morphology, depth and change and trends.
Digital information on these are crucial to respond to EC maritime directive, environmental impact studies and engineering offshore activities. We will address this gap by developing an online, cloud based software, named 4S – Satellite Seafloor Survey Suite – which empowers the users to benefit from satellite capabilities and specific aquatic EO algorithms.
4S will harness Copernicus data together with US satellite lidar data and – optionally – integrate client airborne (drone) imagery and on-site data. Other stakeholders, many of which have signed supporting letters, will participate in 7 use cases which cover four countries, the Caribbean and several selected sites globally. The development of a sustainable business based on 4S will be driven by the industry partners, which contribute with 52% of the workload.

Contact person in ISMAR:


  1. EOMAP GmbH & Co.KG (Germany)
  2. Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (Greece)
  3. Quality Positioning Services (QPS) (Netherlands)
  4. Länsstyrelsen Västerbottens län LV (Sweden)
  5. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
  6. Instituto Hidrografico (Portugal)
  7. FugroGermany Marine GmbH (Germany)
  8. Smith Warner International Limited (Jamaica
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